This year’s winners represent a wide range of business situations across food, beverage, personal and home care. Some transformed brands; others tacked challenges with competing in saturated categories; and some adapted heritage brands to stay relevant amid an evolving FMCG landscape.
Following a highly price-driven December, grocery sales increased by +3.3% in January. Not only did shoppers spend more, but they bought more items as they experimented with healthier food categories.
It’s rational that shoppers would be willing to pay more for a product that is of a higher demonstrated quality or value, but there is also a more subjective component that factors into many shoppers’ ideas of what premium means.
New data compiled for The Grocer’s annual Top Products Survey revealed that avocados, flexitarianism and wellness are more than just millennial stereotypes. In fact, these lifestyle trends – most notably the rise of ‘clean living’ and cutting back on vices – are having a profound impact...
Consumers have more snack choices than ever these days, and it’s changing the way they think about snacking. Premium snacks are just one sub-category that’s emerged in recent years.
The UK’s sugar tax has had minimal impact on consumer behaviour since its implementation in April this year.
For years, confectionery, crisps and soft drinks were the most popular go-to snack choices for the British consumer. But over the last five years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the world of snacking.
What defines a snack? A treat between meals, something to curb your hunger, or even replace breakfast? However you see it, for most people snacking is a daily habit.
At £18bn and counting, the snacking category is experiencing a revolution in the UK. Put this in context with the rest of the globe, snacks are a rare global growth story, and a consumer trend that is being fuelled by the dichotomy of health and indulgence.
There’s a new retail revolution underway, and it’s going to affect the global food industry in ways the market hasn’t seen before. The revolution comes at the hand of store-branded products, which continue to gain share across all major geographies.